To the Editor: I am appalled and disgusted by the amount of trash that is destroying our beautiful town! I have never seen so much of it and am astounded that it is being obviously discarded carelessly by uncaring people! I started to put a trash bag in my trunk and stop as often as […] Read more »

Honor the Flag

To the Editor: I have noticed many flags this week and weeks past being flown in a worn or ripped state. The U.S. Flag Code states that “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” […] Read more »

Choose a Cause and Make a Difference

To the Editor: For months now, there have been announcements from Mattapoisett Town Hall seeking new volunteer committee and board members to fill vacancies. This week, there was a call for Cultural Council Committee members. Earlier, it was Conservation Committee. This letter is to encourage all community members to “Choose a Cause and Make a […] Read more »

Marion Town House

To the Editor: Citizens of Marion will be asked in a public hearing at the Music Hall on March 1, 2018 to support the renovation of the existing Town House. Short on maintenance, and not originally designed to serve as a town administration building, it needs a lot of work. I agreed to serve on […] Read more »

Planned Parenthood

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my support of Planned Parenthood and to encourage other community members to support this important organization. Planned Parenthood is a non-profit organization that provides sexual health care in the United States and globally ( Planned Parenthood provides a variety of much-needed services ranging from cancer screenings to STD […] Read more »

Marion’s Energy Management Committee

To the Editor: Over the past several years, Marion’s Energy Management Committee has steadily worked to move our town toward clean electricity, energy conservation, and cost savings. Through these efforts, Marion is also now much closer to achieving the criteria that would qualify our town as a “Green Community” in the state’s eyes. This is […] Read more »

Marion Planning Board

To the Editor: The Marion Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:20 pm at the Marion Town House to explain the purpose of a Temporary Moratorium Bylaw On Adult Use Marijuana Establishments. Cheryl Sbarra, senior staff attorney for the Massachusetts Association of Health Boards, will describe and clarify […] Read more »

Suspicious Man

To the Editor: To the VERY concerned neighbor on Mattapoisett Neck Road on Sunday, January 14, who called in to the police a “suspicious ‘man in camo’ waving his arms at cars and stepping into traffic.” That was me, a 53-year-old woman, walking my usual walk, a walk I’ve been doing on a regular basis […] Read more »

Things are Looking Up

To the Editor: In September, the barge company that I work for was hired to do some test borings for an environmental company at a location in the Acushnet River situated off of the old Aerovox factory, which at one point was one of the most polluted spots on the planet, but after years of […] Read more »

Christmas in Mattapoisett

To the Editor: I would like to thank the people responsible for the Christmas lights on Ned’s Point Lighthouse. When my family arrives for the Christmas holidays, we always enjoy our walk to the lighthouse. The lights make it very special for my grandchildren. The lights and the hat on Salty the Seahorse are one […] Read more »